One of the great things about barefoot running is that you actually start switching the muscles of your feet back on. You can actually feel the ground rather than bouncing around with a pair of pillows on your feet. Which begs the question, do you always need to run barefoot to feel the floor?
Well obviously the flatter you buy your trainers, the less bounce and “fluffy” pillow effect you get. So everyone is beginning to look at shoes with less and less support, hence “Five Fingers” have become very popular. The only unpopular bit is the price. And yes I know all the “blah, blah” you get what you pay for, but let’s face it, what could be better than inexpensively delivering what you need?
So I started looking at flatter shoes like the pair featured above. Solid rubber soles I thought.
Even this cheap and nasty pair had a built in “aero-pocket running facilitator” with a high squidge (this may not be a word!) factor. So try and find a back up pair of shoes to compliment your barefoot running for those days when you don’t fancy going unshod.
I am experimenting with a pair of Rucanor Albufeira Aqua socks (£5), and we will let you know if they are ok.